Monday, August 27, 2007

Dressing Up

I don't know why I bother dressing up for work.

I'm inevitably peppered with the same questions every time by suspicious coworkers.

Interview? I wish.

Date? I wish.

Funeral? Gladly, no.

Court? Shut up.

It's like they've never heard of Laundry Day.

14 Comments:

Blogger Beth said...

my coworkers (and some customers) always ask why i'm all dressed up.... some say that i've got my eye on someone or that i'm "looking" lol but i just say.... just went SHOPPING LOL

10:01 PM, August 27, 2007  
Blogger Jessica said...

The last time I wore some eye makeup and a touch of lipstick to work, everyone made such a big freakin' deal about it that I didn't do it again.

11:22 PM, August 27, 2007  
Blogger Vampire Librarian said...

Hi Jessica and Beth!

I'm glad I'm not the only one.

Funny thing is, if I roll in wearing a burlap sack, nobody would bat an eyelash.

12:19 AM, August 28, 2007  
Blogger Katya said...

You know, that's true with me too but let me come in wearing something a little extra nice and I get all kinds of questions. If I came to work wearing makeup though, they might actually call in the National Guard or something.

5:31 PM, August 28, 2007  
Blogger Holley T said...

same here...what is going on with the world!!!
htw

7:39 PM, August 28, 2007  
Blogger marylandbeachgirl said...

LOL.... once I came into work wearing a suit and even the patrons asked if I was going to a job interview.....

2:45 PM, August 29, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! This happened to me yesterday for exactly the same reason... dresses are easier when you don't have clean things that match.

3:01 PM, August 29, 2007  
Blogger j0m1n1n said...

Strangely, I often get asked if I'm conducting interviews on the rare occasion that I'm dressed up. What's strange about that is that the people who ask have known me for a long time and should know that I never dress up to conduct interviews. I generally come in unshaven and in a Bauhaus t-shirt for that.

10:32 PM, August 29, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha ha, j0m1n1n - If they know who Bauhaus is, do they get the job on the spot? =)

2:40 AM, August 30, 2007  
Blogger j0m1n1n said...

Actually, I only interview applicants for student worker jobs. They get the job if they are enrolled in the university and they don't say "liberry" during the interview.

12:19 PM, August 30, 2007  
Blogger Kevin Musgrove said...

When I started working with the library service there was an expectation that as a male person I would wear a suit and tie and be called "Mister Musgrove." So, despite my personal preference for hiding behind a suit and tie at work, for the first twelve years here I wore open-necked shirts, my most discreditable gardening jacket and insisted on being called "Sir." (Sensible staff quite quickly twigged the heavy irony of this last).

These days I do wear the suit and tie (they're a useful prop in difficult times) but I doubt anyone would bat an eyelid if I came in wearing full makeup. Again.

3:13 PM, September 08, 2007  
Blogger Vampire Librarian said...

What is it with fancy dress not being library friendly? I've been dressing nicely for the most part since I posted this. I think it helps with the new students.

Kevin, were the women not held to the same standard? I'm curious.

4:24 PM, September 08, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

j0m1n1n: If I disqualified students who say "liberry" during the interview, I wouldn't have anyone to hire.

I don't dress up because I spend a lot of time on the floor fighting paper jams, toner issues, etc. I keep telling my boss I need a clothing allowance.

9:55 PM, September 11, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every time I get my hair cut every single person has to make a comment...."someone got his hair cut"....."you got your hair cut" or some inane comment like that. Yes, I get a hair cut every couple months, and it's always the same. I don't need commentary or told that I had one when I know I did because I was there!!!!!! (And no, they're not saying how it looks....just that I got it cut.)

9:26 AM, May 02, 2011  

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